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#143216 - 07/09/06 05:56 PM M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have?
osvijazz Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 20
Loc: Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Hi everyone. I'm still in the process of getting a A/V receiver or preamp/power setup. Could you guys tell what setup power's your M60's and comment on the sound (describe it) you're getting. I'm looking for a sweet, round sound for music...I'll be satisfied with whatever I get for home theater stuff. Ipod integration would be nice. Some brands I've checked out are Outlaw, Denon, Yamaha and Marantz. My budget is around $800-$1000.

Thanks again guys !!!

osvi
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#143217 - 07/09/06 06:44 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
LHawes Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 71
Harmon Kardon is known for their warm sound and they now feature an Ipod bridge. I'm running M22's with a stereo HK3480 and it's pretty hard to describe the sound as sweet or round but it sounds great and those terms might not be too far off the mark.

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#143218 - 07/09/06 06:54 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5256
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I was running the M60s stereo with an HK 3270 and am now running them in 5.1 (7.1 if I ever wire up the back M2s) with an HK 630.

I'm not a big believer in noticeable sound differences between comparably high end receivers, so I will just describe the sound as "solid" and "smooth"

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#143219 - 07/09/06 07:08 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1333
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
I'm using a used HK AVR-320 I bought from a member here about 2 1/2 years ago. I'm using it with M60s, QS8s and a VP150. It has more than enough power for my 21'x17'room thats open on one wall to the rest of the house.

At 55w per channel on paper it doesn't sound like enough but I have to tell you it plays loud and sounds great.
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#143220 - 07/09/06 07:48 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: FordPrefect]
osvijazz Offline
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Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 20
Loc: Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Wow...HK seems to be pretty popular...I have not seen them available here in Puerto Rico but I'll checked them out for sure. Anyone else?

Thanks guys

osvi
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#143221 - 07/09/06 08:31 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Denon 2805 rocks my PorterPlex.
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#143222 - 07/09/06 09:27 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5256
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I think you will find that Denon and HK are the most popular, probably followed by Onkyo and Rotel, then an increasingly small number of other brands.

There used to be a poll on this, I think, although not M60-specific. Does anyone remember where it is ?

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#143223 - 07/09/06 10:30 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: bridgman]
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Found it, Receivers and you were right John, 65% of us use Denon receivers.
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#143224 - 07/09/06 10:33 PM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: HomeDad]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4733
Loc: western canada
I use an Onkyo for a receiver but i've used several other items as amp sections.
The processors onboard all these receivers should do an equal job. The amp sections may vary but in general, any good quality receiver should do. The Harmon Kardon and Denons are pretty solid in this respect although i've never had any problems running light load 4 ohm speakers with my Onkyo 797.

I've heard no significant difference between a Denon 2803 and my Onkyo in past listening tests. The test itself wasn't even worth posting.
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#143225 - 07/10/06 01:27 AM Re: M60's owners...what receiver/amp do you have? [Re: osvijazz]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4333
Loc: Marion, IA
I am one of the only 9% using Pioneer (Elite), but I really like it. Here is the short and sweet of it. Alan from Axiom gave me some good advice about receivers. He said that once you get above about $500, you are in to the good receivers, above $750 and you are in to the really good ones, above $1000 and you are either looking at cutting edge technology, or some of the more "exclusive" brands that are for those people that don't care how much items cost because they can afford it.

He also commented that the nice things about receivers is that in these "above $500" price range, they are all pretty good, and it just comes down to personal preference and features. So don't worry too much about it. Do some looking and comparing of features and price and pick one of the "name brand" ones and you'll do great.
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